AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu has instructed advocate Matthew Mphahlwa to block the screening of the gay-themed circumcision movie Inxeba (The Wound). The movie, directed by John Trengove, was screened at the Miriam Makeba Art Centre in East London on Saturday. It tells the story of a traditional surgeon who joins other men from his community on a journey to the mountains to initiate a group of teenagers into manhood.
There have been some improvements to Eastern Cape schools, but the Department of Education is leaning away from the National Development Plan. This was said yesterday by Eastern Cape legislature deputy speaker Bulelwa Tunyiswa. She is part of a team of 13 members of the education portfolio committee who have been sent across the province this week to do follow-up visits to schools. This follows rulings issued by the legislature in response to the committee’s findings after it had visited schools.
Broken showers, clogged toilets and a lack of study areas are just some of the struggles Walter Sisulu University (WSU) students residing at privately-owned residences face on a daily basis. The students recently staged a protest over the state of privately-owned residences in East London. The Student Representative Council (SRC) claimed that the university provided residences that did not meet higher education specifications.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".